Finish Options

The most basic finish option is a naked, or semi naked design.  These are cakes which have either zero or little buttercream on the outside of the cake, so the sponge is still visible. They are not suitable for every occasion and design, and may not be suitable for certain times of year as they are more susceptible to heat and damage. They also dry out faster as the sponge is exposed, so you may need to serve the cake earlier than traditionally done so. I DO NOT recommend these for weddings between the months of June and October.

Buttercream finished cakes do offer a bit more protection for the sponge, but are still vulnerable to heat and damage. They can be done in most colours and in a selection of textures and patterns.

Fondant, or sugarpaste finished cakes have the most versatile of finishes. These cakes have a layer of Belgian chocolate ganache underneath, which adds extra stability and strength, protection from both heat and drying out, and yumminess! There are few effects you can't achieve on a fondant finish, and it is the finish of choice for a clean smooth look.

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What Size do You Need?

To a large degree it depends on how you are serving your cake.  If you are serving the cake as a main desert you'll need larger portions, but if you just wanted a taster for everyone, to be served as part of an evening meal or buffet then you may find that a finger sized portion is enough.  This is usually the case with wedding and large celebrations. The chart below is based on a standard height cake, which from me would be around 5''  If you choose taller or shallower tiers, the numbers below will need to be adjusted to accommodate this. You can use this chart to get an idea of what would be best for your event.

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The cost of your cake depends on several factors.  The finish, size of your cake, and the flavours are the three simplest to determine. The design varies from cake to cake, but it is a major contributing factor in working out the price. Models, sugarwork and handpainting for example do take time and so this is accounted for in the cost.

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The prices below are based on a fully iced sponge cake.  Cakes with a semi naked or buttercream finish will have a slightly lower cost. Please be aware that these prices are a guide only, and will vary based on the flavours chosen and the exact finish required. Please contact me for an exact quote.

Wedding Cake Prices

Three tier cakes to serve up to 95 from £450

Three tier cakes to serve up to 120 from £560

Four tier cakes to serve up to 130 from £620

Four tier cakes to serve up to 165 £700

Five tier cakes to serve up to 210 from £860